Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Sonic Generator @ Georgia Tech (post concert)

This evening I attended the Sonic Generator concert at Georgia Tech. Great show with great attendance! Composers on the program included George Lewis, George Crumb, Daniel Lentz, Jason Freeman, and Jennifer Walshe.

More information on the concert can be found here:

http://www.sonicgenerator.gatech.edu/upcomingconcerts/tuesdayjanuary302007atthege.html


Each piece profiled the use of music technology in a different way including live performance to prerecorded audio, to live loops, with video (both pregenerated and live), and audience participation over the web. Each piece was intriguing in its own way. It was eye-opening for me, and got me thinking about new uses of technology in my own pieces.

For brevity (and because I'm not much of a critic), I'm not going to write a review here, but music journalists Pierre Ruhe (AJC) and Mark Gresham (Creative Loafing, NewMusicBox) were there, so hopefully we'll see a full writeup and review of the show by one of them somewhere.

For those who missed it, you definitely owe it to yourself to check out a Sonic Generator concert in the future. Next one is Monday, March 26, 2007 at the Ferst Center for the Arts.

You also need to check out local composer (and Georgia Tech assistant music professor) Jason Freeman. He's doing amazing things with audience-performer-composer interactions. Check him out here:

http://www.jasonfreeman.net/

And video by Al Matthews:

http://fatmilk.tv

Thanks to all involved in this show. See you at the next one.

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